Drea Damara

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Drea Damara was born and raised on a farm in North Central Illinois. She spent her youth working in the fields, taking care of the family's livestock, and going on adventures in the woods with her three sisters. With a family of seven (including Drea's parents and her invalid grandmother) in an old farmhouse with no air conditioning, one bathroom (and an outhouse), and one television, Drea spent much of her youth outdoors.

Her grandmother, whom she called Busia, had been paralyzed from a stroke years prior. Drea made it a point each day to perform some antic to make her laugh and brighten her day. One of her fondest memories to this day is of the times she would get in trouble from her parents - her Busia would knock on the adjoining wall to
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Drea Damara Amber, sorry for the late response. I had a baby this year and had some pregnancy complications, so everything was postponed. As of now, No Death for…moreAmber, sorry for the late response. I had a baby this year and had some pregnancy complications, so everything was postponed. As of now, No Death for the Wicked (book 2) is set to publish in the fall of 2018. Thank you for the inquiry. Regards, Drea(less)
Drea Damara Hello Lauren,
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your honesty. I hate when errors distract from reading and regret that my book has…more
Hello Lauren,
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your honesty. I hate when errors distract from reading and regret that my book has done that for you and some others. I plan to publish a revision some time this year, in which I will adjust the story to deep point of view and fix the nasty errors such as the one you mentioned. This was my debut novel, so it has been a learning experience for me, hopefully one which will help me grow as a writer so that I can bring everyone solidly polished and entertaining stories.
I will have more publishing support and a larger budget for the revision and my next work. Feel free to send me any comments you like, as well. I will gladly welcome the criticism. Best wishes, Drea (less)
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“On the contrary, I think making you happy should be taken very seriously.”
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“I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I've left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I'm wearing the cloak, I've slipped on the ring,
I've swallowed the magic potion.
I've fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.”
Julia Donaldson

“Books keep and reciprocate our secrets, dreams, regrets, and hopes better than any friend in the world.”
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“On the contrary, I think making you happy should be taken very seriously.”
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“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“She better be capable of achieving something of the greatness that a cure for cancer would give the world or as damned good of an assassin as he was. If she possessed none of that, she should at least be the kind of woman with both a personality and face that could make any man question his better judgment. There weren’t enough of those in the world, at least not in the world he knew.”
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